The need for (slightly increased) speed

A fairly productive Saturday – after managing my fastest parkrun in 2019 this morning, I spent the afternoon getting on with some writing. This evening, Geth put The Karate Kid on as part of the ongoing ’80s-films-I-haven’t-seen marathon!

Unusually for a Sunday, I’ll be out running again tomorrow morning, as I won’t have time during the week for my long run.

OOTD 17th August 2019
OOTD: windswept. T-shirt Punk Masters (2018), jeans Vivid (2018), trainers Reebok (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Katy Perry – Never Really Over
Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All
Trevor Something – All Night
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – Señorita
Sebastian Gampl and Tommy Reeve – Under Control

Garden results!

Our gardens are finally looking civilised after the in-laws finished with them today!

Garden plants

The back garden surround has all been membraned over and covered with pebbles, meaning the weeds will stay away for the most part! Neither Geth nor I have time to do much gardening, so we wanted something that required minimal care. Geth’s stepmum Helen chose plants that won’t grow too quickly or too big, but will still fill the space nicely.

Garden roundel

In the front garden, meanwhile, our feature roundel is looking much better than it did! We originally had two overgrown pine trees in this space, which had become entwined with the two blossom trees that stand outside the roundel. Earlier this year, we had them cut down to give the blossom trees some breathing space, but the stumps had become a bit overgrown with weeds over the last couple of months with the warmer weather. As such, Keith and Helen have membraned this area as well and used some old pebbles and rocks from the garden, as well as some small plants, to create a pretty rockery. I think it looks great!

Otherwise it’s just been a fairly straightforward day at work – I finished a big project for a client that I’d been working on for ages this morning, and have spent the afternoon doing a bit of writing as I’ll be too busy to get much done over the next couple of days.

Looking forward to an evening chilling out with some of the ’80s movies that arrived through the door today!

OOTD 2nd July 2019
OOTD: summery outfit in the new garden! Shirt M&S (it’s one of Geth’s from sometime earlier this decade), dress Paradise (2013), shoes BHS (2016).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Stormzy – Vossi Bop
Sia – Chandelier
Will Smith – Friend Like Me
Gunship – The Mountain
Gomez – Whippin’ Piccadilly
Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Thought Beings – Hazy
Demi Lovato – Confident

You can’t hide in suburbia

Geth and I did the highly ‘suburban couple’ thing of driving to B&Q to get gardening supplies this morning. While we were there, Geth started eyeing up the giant ostentatious barbecue sets they have by the front doors. I am not ready for this level of being an adult.

I have spent the rest of the day attempting to counter this feeling by listening to synthwave playlists and reading about films online. You can’t make me grow up!

OOTD 19th May 2019
OOTD: the garden is gradually getting more membraned and pebbled. Hoodie Internacionale (2000), Duran Duran classic lineup t-shirt eBay/Fruit of the Loom (2018), skirt Calvin Klein Jeans (2004), tights Primark (2017), trainers Reebok (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – I Believe/All I Need To Know
The Midnight and Nikki Flores – Jason
Thought Beings – Hazy
Duran Duran – White Lines
Gunship – Dark All Day